Preston Flute Group
Was formed in 1985 by Mike Walder, a local flute teacher keen to promote all aspects of flute playing. Sadly, Mike is no longer with us, but Preston Flute Group continues with his aim of promoting flute playing in the local area. We meet once a fortnight in Woodplumpton on the outskirts of Preston and play ensemble music. The group owns a number of its own alto and bass flutes. Other members have alto flutes, bass flutes, contr’alto, contra-bass and sub contra bass flutes. These very rare instruments give us an enormous range.
We have a current membership of around 20 people. There are no entry requirements in terms of standard, but our repertoire is not suitable for beginners. We are a mainly adult group with a minimum age requirement of 16 years old. However, younger members are welcome with some restrictions – please contact us for details. If you would like to come along and join us for an evening to see how you get on, please contact us. We organise a flute afternoon three times a year, open to all flautists of grade 1 standard and above. These are open to adults and children of all ages, and run by adults who are fully CRB checked. You will find details of our next afternoon in the Forthcoming Events Section. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our Forthcoming Events mailing list. We currently try to perform at least three times a year, and details of our last concerts can be found on the Previous Events Page. Current subscription for a years membership is £20.00 (students £10.00). This covers all rehearsals for the year commencing in September and gives free entry to all our open flute choir afternoons. It also includes group membership to the British Flute Society. For non-members the first rehearsal is free, and after that the cost is £3.00 per rehearsal